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Both suspects in Kuwait murder of Filipina held: Lebanon

Beirut - The employers of a Filipina maid found dead in a freezer in Kuwait were both arrested in the Syrian capital Damascus, a Lebanese judicial official said on Saturday.

Two shot dead in murder-suicide in downtown Zurich: police

Zurich - A man shot and killed his companion in front of shocked onlookers in the heart of Zurich Friday before turning the gun on himself, police said.

Two shot dead in downtown Zurich: police

Zurich - Two people were shot dead in central Zurich Friday, police said, as media reported numerous shots had been fired in what appeared to have been a private dispute.

Kim Jong Nam murder suspect 'visited Cambodia for TV pranks'

Shah Alam - An Indonesian woman charged with murdering the North Korean leader's half-brother visited Cambodia to take part in what she believed were pranks for a TV show with suspected Pyongyang agents, a court heard Thursday.

Germany nabs Russian hooligan over Euro 2016 attack on England fan

Berlin - A Russian football hooligan wanted for savagely attacking an England fan during Euro 2016 in France has been arrested, German police said Thursday.

Russia jails four for embezzling millions from cosmodrome project

Moscow - Russia on Wednesday jailed three men and a woman for up to 8 years for embezzling state funding worth millions of dollars while working as contractors on the construction of the country's showpiece Vostochny cosmodrome.

Sweden attacker appears baffled over lack of IS claim

Stockholm - An Uzbek asylum seeker who last year murdered five people in a Stockholm truck attack after pledging allegiance to the Islamic State on Wednesday appeared confused when he was told the group never claimed responsibility for the assault.

German court jails Sweden's racist 'laser man' killer for life

Frankfurt Am Main - A German court Wednesday handed a life prison term to a Swedish convicted killer -- dubbed "the laser man" for using a laser-scoped rifle to target immigrants -- for the murder of a Jewish woman.

Six killed in attack on S.Africa police station

Port Elizabeth - An armed gang stormed into a rural police station in South Africa on Wednesday and stole firearms in an attack that left five officers and a soldier dead, police said.

Singaporean in church fraud case tries to flee on boat

Singapore - A Singaporean man convicted over a high-profile fraud case at a megachurch was caught Wednesday trying to flee in a boat before he was due to start his sentence, police said.

Netanyahu confidant agrees to testify against him: reports

Jerusalem - One of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's closest confidants has agreed to testify against him in a graft probe, Israeli media reported Wednesday, in a fresh threat to his long tenure.

Germany seeks to fine scientists over monkey experiments

Berlin - German prosecutors said Tuesday they have asked judges to fine three scientists at the prestigious Max Planck Institutes for animal cruelty over experiments on monkeys' brains.

France arrests three linked to Barcelona attacks: Spain

Madrid - Three people were arrested in France on Tuesday for alleged links to a suspect in last year's deadly jihadist attacks in Barcelona and a nearby seaside resort, the Spanish interior ministry said Tuesday.

Father of boy smuggled into Spain in suitcase on trial

Ceuta - The heart-rending photo went round the world in 2015, showing an eight-year-old boy from Ivory Coast crammed into a suitcase that was found at a Spanish border crossing.

Peru court orders Fujimori tried for 1992 mass killing: official

- A Peruvian court ordered former president Alberto Fujimori on Monday to stand trial for the 1992 killings of six farmers, arguing that he lacks immunity despite a recent pardon for a different crime.

'Evil' UK paedophile football coach jailed for 30 years

Liverpool - Former British football trainer Barry Bennell was sentenced to 30 years in prison on Monday for abusing 12 boys he coached between 1979 and 1991, with the judge branding him "sheer evil".

'No idea we had a monster under our roof' say couple who took in Florida gunman

Washington - The couple who took in Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz after his mother's death have described him as quirky but pleasant and seemingly on the right track, saying they had no idea they had a "monster living under our roof.

Pakistan child killer handed four death sentences

Lahore - A Pakistani court Saturday handed four death sentences to a man charged with raping and murdering a six-year-old girl, in a case that shocked the country and sparked major riots in his home district.

Indian investigators arrest three over bank fraud

New Delhi - Indian investigators have arrested three people who allegedly helped a billionaire jeweller obtain fake documents for overseas loans in one of the country's biggest bank scams, an official said Saturday.
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